2. Positive Words Often Don’t Help
Continually being told to look at the brighter side of things or hearing the overused phrase “look at the glass as half full” can not only do nothing to help with someone’s depression, but it can also make things feel worse. Many people who are depressed already feel like they aren’t normal and being pushed by words to be positive can be frustrating and upsetting.
Many folks who suffer with the condition say that if depression was as easy to overcome as looking at everything in a positive light, it wouldn’t be such a debilitating disease. That doesn’t mean friends and family should be negative, but avoiding positive catch phrases and instead simply being there for support will help more.